Hand & Foot Print Magnets

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Kids

My son would have me trace his hand a million times if I would do it! Instead, we decided to make hand and foot print magnets for him to enjoy all the time!



  • colored construction paper or card stock
  • pencil
  • permanent marker
  • scissors
  • clear contact paper
  • adhesive backed magnets

You and your kids will have lots of fun making hand prints, outlining them in permanent marker, cutting them out, and covering with clear contact paper.

We’re going to make a whole set with Mom, Dad, Grandparents, and cousins prints – all the different shapes and sizes will be so fun on our refrigerator!


When he’s finished playing with these handprint magnets, I put them away so he doesn’t get tired of them (and they don’t get thrown on the floor and ruined…).



1 Jessica June 2, 2009 at 9:05 am

So, does it satisfy the urge to get his hand traced? Any time my three year old is near paper and a pen, he asks, “Trace hand please???” It gets old :)

2 Annette W June 2, 2009 at 11:38 am

haha! It must be a kid thing. I think this is a grand idea to have a family of hand or footprints. And naming each one too! Meghan will love this!

3 Tricia June 2, 2009 at 11:44 am

very cute Idea

4 Cristina June 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm

So cute! Great idea! :)

5 Kelsey June 2, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Actually, yes! Or maybe he’s just outgrown that…he used to want his hand to be traced constantly, but not so much anymore. It’s worth a try!

6 Amy Jo Trager June 3, 2009 at 6:16 pm

I’m going to do this with my kids…. the hands anyway. I’ve never tried to trace thier feet and I can really imagine that going smoothly. I wouldn’t want anyone tracing my feet eigher! Maybe we have sensitve feet in our family….

7 Baba June 4, 2009 at 9:14 am

Very cute! We have a hand print and footprint wall in the hallway at the house done in paints. All the visiting relatives have to put their handprints on the wall when they come to visit too. It’s so much fun to do and I love visiting the wall after they are all gone. It reminds me of them.

8 Naddez June 4, 2009 at 6:09 pm

This is a clever idea! Even though my children are teens, I would definitely share this idea with my family members & friends.

9 Cristina June 18, 2009 at 1:17 am

I love this idea! I think I’d use ink and do actual hand / foot prints on white cardstock, though. I think this would be a FANTASTIC way to teach left and right, too! Thanks SO much for sharing this cute idea!

10 MamaRuck July 30, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Love this idea! I also like that you use the contact paper. Now I just have to wait until my son will hold his hands still long enough for me to trace!

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